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NEW DELHI: Music Maestro & Cultural Icon Abhay Rustum Sopori has been honoured with the prestigious Dr. S. Radhakrishnan National Media Award 2017 for his enormous and path breaking contribution to the field of art & culture (music). Santoor Maestro & Music Composer Abhay has the credit for creating a Cultural Revolution bringing the youth together through music. He has been instrumental in introducing ‘Cultural Policy’ in J&K. 

The award was presented at a function organized by Akhil Bhartiya Swatantra Patrakar Avom Lekhak Sangh, at Hansraj College, Delhi University marking the 130th Birth Anniversary of former President of India (Late) Dr Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan to honour a number of educationist and media personalities selected for the 33rd Dr. S Radhakrishnan Memorial National Teacher and Media Network award. The awards were presented by Honble Speaker of Delhi Vidhan Sabha Ram Niwas Goyal, Music Legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori, Mayor of SDMC Kamaljeet Sehrawat, Minister of Water & Social Welfare, Delhi Govt. Rajendra Prashad Gautam and Mayor of NDMC Preety Agarwal and Hon’ble General Secretary of Sangh Dayanand Vats. 


Abhay expressed his gratitude for the honour bestowed upon him and said the award made it special to him as he received it from the hands of his Guru & father Pandit Bhajan Sopori amongst other dignitaries. Abhay is a recipient of a number of national and international awards including the prestigious J&K State Award, Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar, Bharat Shiromani Award, Best Citizens of India Award, Sangeet Bhushan Award and many more.